Posts Categorized: January 2020

Technical security reality

Paul D Turner explains why technical surveillance counter measures (TSCM) remain as vital as ever in the current climate I t is a well-established fact that cyber security generally sees the lion’s share of the available budget and support resources often at the expense of a formal technical security programme. Confused? There is a difference… Read more »

Student security

Dan Meyrick reports on the challenge of keeping students safe from enrolment to graduation From kindergarten to high school and all the way through university, we spend a considerable amount of our lives attending educational institutions. Apart from enabling learning, these vital places have a responsibility to keep their students safe. Unauthorised visitors, theft and… Read more »

Disaster recovery

Peter Groucutt explains why it’s so important and why organisations need to keep it font of mind As a society we are increasingly dependent on technology to keep businesses running smoothly. While tech has brought many benefits, our reliance on it can mean that any type of incident – whether a premeditated criminal cyber attack,… Read more »

Artificial intelligence

Martin Cronin examines the growing importance of the role of technology in security, potentially detecting threats before they occur Today’s threat landscape is unpredictable and volatile, made even more so when set against the challenging backdrop of increased pressure on police forces, budget constraints, political instability and rising international threat levels. It cannot be denied… Read more »

Mobile police technology

Simon Hall investigates how the police use technology to bridge the generational divide on the frontline After nearly a decade of austerity, UK police forces will soon be enjoying an influx of 20,000 new officers over the next three years. But how will they cope with so many new recruits in such a short time?… Read more »

Mission possible

Brigham Bechtel reports on the importance of optimising delivery of mission critical data Growing volumes of data and improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are disrupting the traditional ideas of the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop and now require new means to deliver the information effectively. It is widely acknowledged in national security circles… Read more »

A woman’s place

Dr. Joana Cook explores the changing role of women in US counter terrorism since the events of 911 In September we remembered the 18th anniversary of 9/11. 18 years. We now have a generation coming into universities that do not remember the day of 9/11 because they weren’t even born. Yet, the events of 11… Read more »